This week, Microsoft IT announced the initial release of Azure Pack Connector.
Azure Pack Connector was developed as an Open Source project under the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) License by Microsoft’s internal Information Technology group, in order to better manage hybrid workloads for our various development teams running on private clouds hosted using our on-premises Cloud Platform and on Azure.
Although anyone running Azure Pack can take advantage of the software and MSIT developed it for our internal use, Microsoft Hosting identified that “Project Phoenix” was an ideal solution for our service provider partners, who ended up being our best beta testers. It’s a great example of how the Hosting and Service Provider business within Microsoft drives innovation across the company and to all of our customers.
For our service provider partners, when combined with Azure subscriptions provisioned within the partner portal of the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program the Azure Pack Connector allows you to create self-service Hybrid Cloud offerings that utilize the combination our Cloud Platform and Azure Pack as the “single pane of glass” for your end-customers and DevOps teams. Azure Connector and Azure Pack provides visibility and the automation needed to create and manage workloads running on-premises and on Microsoft’s public cloud, Azure.
For more information about Azure Pack Connector, please listen to the below podcast featuring Microsoft Hosting’s Jeff Graves and Jason Perlow.